Re: Most Important Horror Films of the Past Decade?
28 Days Later stands out as true horror, because it doesnt rely on shoving gore and tits at the audience. It actually has more depth - like the fact that its not the Infected that are the real monsters, its Christopher Ecclestons gang of thugs in Tatton Hall.
Also, what on the surface is a cosmetic change - making slow moving zombies into frenetic fast movers - injected the genre with energy it had been lacking for some time. Once you moved past many of the classic well made zombie films, the shuffling dead was shuffling toward camp.
"What's your name?"
"F*** you! That's my name. You know why mister? 'Cause you drove a Hyundai to get here tonight. I drove an eighty thousand dollar BMW. That's my name."